This residential development features elegance and a sleek design to breathe new life into this “glass city” landmark and stands as a visible symbol of a revitalized downtown.
Through adaptive use, the historic Fiberglas Tower—a vacant, high-rise office building that was previously home to Owens Corning’s world headquarters—was redeveloped into a mixed-use residential building with scenic views of the Maumee River and downtown Toledo. The Mid-Century Modern tower is the second tallest in the city and was designed by Harrison and Abramovitz as a centerpiece of an urban renewal masterplan by I. M. Pei.
The top eleven floors of the 28-story building were converted to high-end residential apartments; the core and shell of floors below were rehabilitated for future use as office space. The unit interiors fuse contemporary design with the mid-century character of the building and also feature tile flooring imported from Italy. Replacement of the window film of the curtain walls improves the solar performance, increases visibility, and enhances the exterior aesthetics. Finally, the ground floor lobby was restored to closely match its original historic appearance.